Scripture: Hebrews 6: 1-12
Key verse: (10) “For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do.”
Reflection: Have you ever started a project and not finished it? Most likely there was a lot of excitement when you began, but gradually you lost enthusiasm. Sometimes faith can feel like a new project or goal. We start off by cultivating it through intentional acts of devotion and service, but then, we get side tracked. We neglect what we have been given or we look for new and different religious experiences. Some people even change churches because they need a fresh start when in reality they need to return to the time-honored things that belong to salvation. In today’s passage, the writer of Hebrews urges people to keep following and serving based on what they have learned from Jesus. It’s a kind of pep talk to stay the course and be imitators of Jesus.
God knows the love you have shared for Jesus’ sake in the past. Continue to show the same love and diligent service. Don’t give up because others might experience hope through you.
Prayer: Faithful God, help us to continue to learn more and more about your love and compassion that we might share it with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Author: Deborah Conner
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].